What is the True Meaning of Life?

11/12/2016 93 Comments


I just have one question for now, and I’m hoping for a well-explained answer, either biblically or logically founded.

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE?

From: Aleihs Tazzy

Dear Aleihs,

If we are to take the meaning supplied by most dictionaries, we will utterly be misled.

life [līf]

(plural lives [līvz])

noun

1. existence in physical world: the quality that makes living animals and plants different from dead organisms and inorganic matter.

The dictionary defines life as the physical existence of humans and other living organisms. This is not the truth (the whole truth)!

There are now more than six billion living people on earth. If we go back to the early 19th century, there were only about six hundred million; earlier, few hundred millions; further, few millions, and if we continue to travel back in time, we will end up finding only two human lives on earth. The inevitable conclusion is that before human beings and other forms of life came into existence, life did exist. It came from the original source of life — God.

ACTS 17:26-28
26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him, and find Him, though he be not far from every one of us:
28 For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, for we are also His offspring.

In the 19th century global population grew by only 600 million, but in the 20th century it grew by 4.4 billion. There are twice as many people today as there were in 1960. Even with a continued decline in fertility rates, the United Nations projects a population of 8.9 billion in 2050. With current trends, world population isn’t expected to stabilize until after 2080. UNFPA ’99

http://www.overpopulation.org/faq.html

So, life existed even before the physical world and human life came into existence. The Bible calls it the life of God.

JOHN 1:4
In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.

EPHESIANS 4:18
Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

The question being asked to me is “What is the meaning of life?” The biblical answer is: life is the cause of existence of everything there is; and the purpose by which it was made to exist.

The life we have now on earth is both temporal and eternal. Our physical being will cease to exist when the spirit that sustains physical life leaves the body.

JAMES 2:26
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

The spirit, after leaving the body, returns to the origin of life.

ECCLESIASTES 12:7
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

We cannot understand the true meaning of life without understanding its purpose. A life lived not with its purpose was lived in vain and wasted.

ECCLESIASTES 6:12
For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?

A life spent for the purpose by which it was meant for is a meaningful life.

ACTS 20:24
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

A life must be lived and be given willingly by somebody who understands its purpose.

MARK 8:35
For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.

God gave us life for us to spend in service to Him, with our entire being and faculties.

LUKE 10:27
And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”

The end of our earthly life and existence is the beginning of the next phase of life, which is life eternal, after the resurrection.

I CORINTHIANS 15:36, 42-43, 51-54
36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

Therefore, the true meaning of life is existence and awareness without end, without death, misery, and troubles.

REVELATION 21:4
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Life is existence without end or death being lived with its eternal purpose just like the life of God, the source of temporary life on earth.

EPHESIANS 3:11
According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

Sincerely in Christ,

Bro. Eli Soriano

93 comments:

  1. All thanks to the Almighty for an enlightening blog about the true meaning of life, Mr. Controversy. I hope and pray our fellowmen will have a chance to be enlightened as well.

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  2. Thank you Bro. Eli. My lola passed away yesterday and it breaks my heart but your blog makes me feel better today after reading it. God bless you Bro Eli. Thanks be to God.

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  3. Very well said, Mr. Controversy. Thanks be to God for your tireless efforts in spreading the word of God. More power!

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  4. Thanks be to God for another wonderful blog.. May God always take care of you Bro Eli so that you would always have chance to speak the word of truth to billions of people who are seeking for it.
    to God be the glory!

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  5. This is a new knowledge for us! Thanks be to God

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  6. Knowing the true meaning of life will help us keep and value it the way we should.
    Thanks be to God for the gift of life.

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  7. "Therefore, the true meaning of life is existence and awareness without end, without death, misery and troubles. " ng sarap naman nun... loobin nawa...

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  8. To God be all the glory!!! Thanks be to God for life and everything that exist...

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  9. This is a very enlightening biblical insight about life - that life has an eternal purpose, that its true meaning is existence without sorrows and pains and existence without end. Thanks be to God Mrcontroversy!

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  10. Thanks, Bro. Eli for sharing one of the real meanings of LIFE particularly in supporting your explanation with verses from the Bible. It enlightening us more...and by God's mercy and help, Christ Himself will give us the experience of the real meaning of LIFE..." To God be the Glory!

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  11. Thanks be to God for the gift of life.

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  12. ThanksBeToGod Mr.ControversyX I Commend all your blogs...for all of those are worth reading

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  13. Yes, it's true that you cannot understand the true meaning of life if you don't know or understand the purpose of your existence. Learning the truth of God in the bible was the best thing happened to my life as it directs me to the right path with God's help and mercy. Thanks be to God for the wonderful message Bro. Eli Soriano. May God Bless you more!!!

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  14. I have never read a blog as concise as this that has the exegesis and absolute explication  or total explanation of what LIFE is in a biblical perspective and philosophy. This blog is like an egg of a quail that is inferior in size to chicken eggs but has four times the protein.  A short blog with a very detailed and full definition of LIFE, explained from a primordial to terminus state. The whole essence of life , beyond a dictionary's definition and meaning.

    I asked the same question to myself back in the early days as a Catholic but have never fully understood the meaning of it until I became a member of this church. As an MCGI, I know that life will have no sense at all unless you have the true GOD. It's the essence of everything. Because this life we have on earth is temporal. It's a rehearsal to the much awaited life..the everlasting life. And while that's another topic to discuss, this life knows that protocol. And that all physical life that leads to death is a preparation to a spiritual life that has no end.

    Thanks be to God Bro.Eli for this wonderful blog. To God be the Glory.

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  15. Another food for thought. Thanks be to God.

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  16. If we find meaning in a creative song there are many but not specific. That's why I myself still asking this same question "What is the true meaning of life?" Many have died finding it, they go to the deepest places to every some sort of society but the real evidence is if we only seek God. Yes, with the help of God, truly thankful for this article as an aide to our questions… .

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  17. Wonderful and meaningful blog about life and existence. This is the highest and ultimate wisdom that will be acquired of man about the true meaning of life that it is written in the Bible.

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  18. Wonderful explanation.I just wonder about the life of animals and plants? They also hav life but it's only temporal.

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  19. Life in this world is only the beginning of The True Life beyond. How lovely and sweet is the true meaning of Life. And, I'm one of them who's hoping to get this true life. God willing.

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  20. I remember checking out different religions and religious books for 6 years just to find an answer. The most logical was this.

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  21. Salamat po sa Dios sa isa na namang blog ni Brother Eli na puno ng karunungan mula sa Biblia!

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  22. This biblical perspective regarding the meaning of life is indeed giving hope for anyone who hasn't acquired better life physically. Thank GOD for this enlightening blog.

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  23. Therefore, the true meaning of life is existence and awareness without end, without death, misery and troubles.
    Wow! very well said Mr. Controversy.

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  24. This article is detailed with supporting verse from the bible. May GOD enlightened those souls who are lost and to those who are losing their track.

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  25. I agree with Bro. Eli that "we cannot understand the true meaning of life without understanding its purpose", and that "a life lived not with its purpose was lived in vain and wasted". I agree also with all his biblical meanings of life. For me, in addition to all what Bro. Eli stated and cited, the true meaning of life is simply to do good things and become useful to everyone. I believe also that happiness is a by-product of being useful to oneself and to others. Thanks be to God!

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  26. What a good way to start my week.Life,indeed is an existence without end,can't argue with it.Thank you for writing another informative and timely article.

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  27. Life is hid with Christ in God.Colossians 3:3
    #TrueLifeMeans

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  28. The end of our earthly life and existence is the beginning of the next phase of life, which is life eternal, after the resurrection. -Bro Eli.

    People now a days are no longer giving importance on life after death. They invest on material things, disregarding investment on spiritual life thru the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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  29. We can not understand the true meaning of life without understanding its purpose. A life lived not with its purpose was lived in vain and wasted.
    -Bro Eli

    Thanks be to God :)

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  30. Amen!Every Christian should understand the true meaning of life and its purpose.To God be the glory!

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  31. Even when I was just a kid, this question already came into my mind on the point of it's purpose. Having seen people just come and go, just like bubbles that come to exist and will fade to a certain point in time. It seems everything on earth are just temporal, and yet most of the time we give so much value to them. I began asking myself why. What's really the meaning of my living here on earth? Not until the day I encountered the verse in Ecclesiastes 12:13. Thanks be to GOD... without a doubt, the reason is now clear. My existence on earth gave me a chance to live a life according to His purpose... to obey His commandments. Thanks be to GOD for using Bro.Eli as the mouthpiece for many people to understand the WORD of GOD!

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  32. I learned that we live here in a temporal existence for the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Thanks be to God!

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  33. My friend don't understand the meaning of life nor ask why I am existing? Some people knew only that we exist because of life and nothing more but for me by reading this blog it explain the true meaning of life & it will give you hope to look forward.

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  34. With God's help, I want to serve the true meaning of life. Thanks for this Blog.

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  35. Thanks for this meaningful blog mr. Controversy! The God of the bible is so much worthy to be served... Godwilling i hope i will die in service of him

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  36. Thanks Bro. Eli for the biblical explanation of life. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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  37. life should live in accordance to His will.

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  38. God is always our guide in the journey of life.

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  39. There's no comment yet? very strange...

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  40. Read this blog of Mr.Controversy very enlightenment ! Thanks be to God!

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  41. Thanks be to God for this wonderful blog!

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  42. Thanks be to God.. we can only learn the real word of God to our prophet bro.Eli.. love you so much po. To God be the Glory.

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  43. Life is being existing. Life as we have it now is not life by itself since it is limited and being halted. An inspiration to seek the source of the so called "LIFE".

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  44. Life on earth should be lived in service of the Source of Life.

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  45. Life is such a wonderful gift from the above. He allow us to live with freedom, and in return we should serve him willingly. Thanks be to God, for the true meaning of life. A life from God, which is eternal.

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  46. "The true meaning of life cannot be explained by science alone, but God thru His Words in the Bible will help us to understand our existence,the most important thing in life...to know the essence of living."

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  47. It helps me to understand the true meaning of life. Thanks for the questioner and to Bro Eli. May God bless us all.

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  48. A very informative blog. Dakal pu salamat king Dios Brother Eli, at sana pu patuloy nakau pu dinan sikan at sana akayabe dakau pa pu angga king panahun ayta. Ingatan nakau pu palagi ning Dios at i Kuya Daniel at pati reng kayabe yu pu king bie.

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  49. Reading this blog will let you know the true meaning of life. Dedicating much time to read such blog is all worth. Thanks be to GOD!

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  50. "God gave us life for us to spend in service to Him, with our entire being and faculties." AMEN po salamat sa Dios at naunawaan namin kung bakit ako umiral sa mundo :)

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  51. The ultimate meaning of life is eternal happiness by knowing and loving the Almighty God and His only Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Thanks be to God!

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  52. Thanks be to God for another great blog from our very own mr.ConEx...To God be the Glory

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  53. life is the cause of existence of everything there is!!!

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  54. Thanks be unto God for this meaningful blog post that He has helped us understand!

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  55. Sana matranslate din ito in Japanese para Malaman din ng mga Japanese People kun ano ang true meaning of life, I' m hoping and all other blogs of Mr. Controversy because its really enlightening.

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  56. Salamat sa Dios! We should live our life with purpose by serving Him.

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  57. life in itself is very wonderful...only after truly understanding our creator and all of the other creations we live with...how? the holy Bible perceived and showed by a wonderful guy Bro. Eli Soriano cannot be denied because it is the truth...

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  58. I truly agree. To God be the glory.

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  59. Salamat sa Dios.. Sa muling pagbibigay ng pagasa..

    "Life is existence without end or death being lived with its eternal purpose just like the life of God, the source of temporary life on earth."

    Ito ang aking hinangad ang makasama sa Buhay na walang hanggan at malaman ang Tunay na dahilan ng aking Pag-iral.. To serve my Creator Forever in Eternity.. Sana sa Awa't tulong ng Dios mapagtagumpayan namin ang kamatayan.. at magsilukso sa kagalakan.. at masabing nilamon ng pagtatagumpay ang kamatayan.. may God Bless Us All Brethren.. 😂😂😂

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  60. Thanks be to God brother Eli. May God bless you and your household.

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  61. Thanks be to God for a very informative and sensible blog.

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  62. I am grateful to have received a life to be lived for a greater purpose--serving HIM.
    THANKS BE TO GOD for another enlightening blog!

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  63. life is how we make it... so people say...thanks to ///////////bro. Eli...he is showing us how to make properly...

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  64. so the purpose of life is to serve our God but He gave us also our freewill for what we have chosen that He loves us. Amen.

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  65. For God so love the world...wow...we need to pay a debt of gratitude to our creator to live a true life...how? ... follow Jesus Chtist...

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